SDSU and USD Receive Post Season FCS Playoff Berths

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and has been been awarded the No. 5 seed.
The Jackrabbits, 9-2 overall, will receive a first-round bye and will host the winner of Saturday’s first-round matchup between Monmouth and Northern Iowa on Dec. 2. Kickoff for the Dec. 2 game is set for 2 p.m. at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. SDSU enters the postseason on a five-game winning streak, including four wins in a row against ranked opponents.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota football team has been selected to compete in the FCS playoffs for the first time. The Coyotes, 7-4 overall and 4-4 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, received one of 14 at large bids and will take on Nicholls State in a first round playoff game at 3 p.m. Saturday from Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux, Louisiana. It is the first postseason appearance for the Coyotes since 2006, and first at the Division I level. It will also be the first meeting between South Dakota and Nicholls State. The winner of USD and Nicholls State will face six-seeded Sam Houston State in a second-round match on Dec. 2 in Huntsville, Texas.